partial P112 kits
A. Christoff Baumann
feedle at feedle.net
Mon Jun 21 14:47:03 CDT 2010
On Jun 21, 2010, at 12:32 PM, Dennis Boone wrote:
>> The proper question is "Why would
> you want to surrender the fun of installing the SMD parts?"
Because many people have difficulty soldering SMD parts, and we can have a professional robot pick-and-place the parts at a cost that is negligible for us compared to supporting people who will invariably screw that step up. Additionally, being the static-sensitive nature of the parts and their small size, it makes inventory easier for us.
And for myself, my eyesight is such that I can't even see well enough (at age 40) to solder SMD anymore on a tight board. In the last production run, we had one or two defects, and that was difficult for me to fix: I can't imagine having to solder all the pins and doing it successfully.
Dave: I have a small number of unstuffed boards as overages from the last production run. If people really want to do all the SMD stuff, order a few extra parts and we can package up the unstuffed boards to people who like eyestrain and/or have their own wave-soldering systems.
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